Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak spoke to CNBC at the Money 20/20 conference currently happening in Amsterdam, Netherlands right now, where the former Apple exec said that Bitcoin is the only “pure digital gold,” hoping that one day Bitcoin becomes the world’s single currency.
In the interview, CNBC asked “Woz” about his beliefs in cryptocurrency and if he agreed with what Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey’s comments about Bitcoin becoming the Internet’s global currency.
"I buy into what Jack Dorsey says, not that I necessarily believe it's going to happen, but because I want it to be that way, that is so pure thinking.”
Dorsey made the comments at Consensus 2018 last month, predicting Bitcoin would become the sole global currency for the internet and the world.
Wozniak continued, explaining why he believes Bitcoin is the only “pure digital gold” and will win out over other competing cryptocurrencies:
"Bitcoin is mathematically defined, there is a certain quantity of bitcoin, there's a way it's distributed… and it's pure and there's no human running, there's no company running and it's just… growing and growing… and surviving, that to me says something that is natural and nature is more important than all our human conventions.”
Wozniak previously made some bullish comments about Ethereum, comparing it as a platform to Apple – the company he helped co-found back in the 1970s.
Wozniak is also known to own both bitcoin and ethereum – one bitcoin and two ethereum to be exact. Wozniak purchased the cryptocurrencies before the bull run in Q4 2017 to “experiment with,” but sold them when the value increased because he didn’t want to be an “investor.”